“I am passionate about positioning God’s people for His transformational healing, wholeness, and freedom. I try to live by my favorite life verse:” Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight. Proverbs 3:5
Rev. Brenda Coffin, is a commissioned UMC Deacon, a licensed Therapist, Professional Certified Coach, and Spiritual Director. Brenda earned a Masters of Social Science degree from Bryn Mawr College of Social Work and Social Research in clinical social work in 1998 and is a graduate of the Institute for Life Coach Training in 2006. She is recognized as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. Brenda completed her two-year Certification in Formational Prayer and Inner Healing in 2012 through the Institute of Formational Counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary. She became a Spiritual Director after completing a two-year Spiritual Direction program at Kairos School of Spiritual Formation in 2014.
Brenda received a certificate in Spiritual Deepening and Contemplative Leadership through Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development embracing both Practice and Presence aimed at personal transformation, leadership formation, and leading groups and retreats in contemplation.
From October 2016 to April 2017, Brenda completed an extended unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital. She worked at the main hospital and Adams Cancer Center as a Chaplain delivering spiritual care and counseling to patients, staff and family members, and taught mindfulness classes for staff.
Brenda integrates her training in counseling, spiritual direction and coaching to reach individuals and groups at the intersection of healing, wholeness, and spirituality.
Brenda and husband Chip, an HUMC percussionist/Dentist, live in Lititz with their black lab Mr. Boone. They have 3 adult sons and two daughters-in law: Ben/Jessica live in the Frederick, Maryland area. Miles/Tayler reside in Portland, Oregon. Son Kirk lives and works in Portalnd, Oregon.where Miles serves in the Navy and son Kirk, is a senior at the College of Charleston. Brenda currently offers group spiritual direction for men’s and women’s groups. Her upcoming fall series is entitled, “Shalom, Shalom”, Finding Inner and Outer Peace in an Anxious World. Also offered this fall will be a support group, “Living With Cancer” that supports the whole person–spiritually, psychologically, emotionally and mentally– as they battle with cancer. These groups run September to May and are open to the public. Brenda continues to offer topical and contemplative retreats for HUMC as she has for the past six years. She enjoys gathering and leading contemplative groups that have components of healing, peace, and spiritual rest.